Supportive Housing for the Elderly


To expand the supply of multifamily housing with supportive services for very low income elderly persons.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program is authorized by section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q), as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible Sponsors include private nonprofit organizations and nonprofit consumer cooperatives. Eligible Owner entities include private nonprofit corporations, nonprofit consumer cooperatives, and if the proposed project involves mixed-financing, for-profit limited partnerships with a nonprofit entity as the sole general partner. Public bodies and their instrumentalities are not eligible Section 202 applicants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries of housing developed under this program must be elderly (62 years of age or older) and have very low-incomes.
The Sponsor/Owner must receive certification of eligibility from HUD. The Owner must submit financial documents to support its ability to provide a minimum capital investment of 1/2 of 1 percent of the HUD-approved capital advance amount, up to a maximum of $25,000 for national Sponsors or up to $10,000 if not a national Sponsor.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A Notice of Fund Availability is published in the Federal Register each fiscal year announcing the availability of funds to HUD Field Offices. Applicants must submit a Request for a Fund Reservation, using Form HUD-92015-CA, Section 202 application for capital advance, in response to the Notice of Fund Availability (or a Funding Notification issued by the local HUD Field Office). The application for capital advance is used to determine the eligibility of the applicant and proposed project as well as the acceptability of the site and market, correctness of zoning and the effect on environment. All applications must be submitted via
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed and selected for funding within the funding allocation area. Those selected for funding must meet basic program requirements including, but not limited to: eligibility as a private nonprofit organization, commitment to provide the minimum capital investment and prior experience in housing or related supportive service activities. The request for Capital Advance Financing, using Form HUD-92013, is reviewed to update the determination of acceptability of project site and market, correctness of zoning, and effect on environment, as well as to determine the value of site, total development cost, and financial feasibility.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
At the fund reservation stage, the Sponsor usually is advised of the decision within 4 to 5 months from the end of the application period.
From 1 to 15 days. During the period of competition, Sponsors whose applications are rejected by the HUD Office due to noncompliance with program requirements, have the right to appeal the rejection within 14 calendar days from the date of HUD's written notice of rejection.
More than 180 days. Project Rental Assistance Contract payments may not exceed 3 years. However, contracts are renewable for up to a one-year term based on availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Capital advances may be used to finance the development of housing through new construction or rehabilitation of a structure or portion of a structure, or for the acquisition of a structure to provide supportive housing for the elderly, which may include the cost of real property acquisition, site improvement, conversion, demolition, relocation and other expenses of supportive housing for the elderly. Project rental assistance is used to cover the difference between the HUD-approved operating cost per unit and the amount the tenant pays, 30% of their adjusted income.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
HUD reserves the right to audit the accounts of the Owner in order to determine compliance and conformance with HUD regulations and standards.
Regular financial reports are required. Owners must service and maintain records in accordance with acceptable mortgage practices and HUD regulations. Owners also must supply those records necessary to indicate compliance with the project rental assistance contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The capital advance is not repayable so long as the project is available to very low income elderly for 40 years. Projects are expected to start construction within 18 months of the date of the fund reservation, with limited provision for extensions. Funds will be advanced on a monthly basis during construction for work in place. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Based on percentage of construction completion
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
The HUD Multifamily Hub structure consists of 18 Multifamily Hub Offices. Each Hub administers multifamliy housing programs based on its geographical jurisdiction. For a listing of all Multifamily Hub Offices and their associated local Multifamily Program Center(s) (local HUD Office) please visit
Headquarters Office
Alicia Anderson,
451 7th St SW Room 6152
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: (202) 708-3000.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 15$354,000,000.00; FY 17 est $430,000,000.00; FY 16 est $356,000,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 891; HUD Handbooks 4571.3 REV-1 and 4571.5; and Notice H 96-102, as extended. Notice H 2009-10 and Notice H 2011-18.


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